Day 2: Heartfulness for Ourselves Within Racism

Welcome to the Awaken Heart Project! If you didn’t receive the intro email, you can read it here. Basically, read the below, do the meditation, and respond to the prompt via the comments (and if you don’t want to respond, just write “Completed”).

Heartfulness practice is about sending love and good vibes to ourselves, a specific person, or a group of people with a meditation practice that involves repeated phrases (“May I/you/we be safe, happy, healthy, and live with ease”) and a focus on the heart space in the body. This week, we’re practicing heartfulness in the context of the wounds of racism. Check out our introduction to this topic here.

While it operates differently for different groups of people, racism fundamentally oppresses all of us by putting us into boxes based on the color of our skin, cutting us off from our whole humanity. Healing from this means starting with ourselves. Today’s practice is about sending love to the parts of ourselves wounded by racism. Take a moment and bring some of these wounds to mind and then hit play.

Thanks for practicing with us! In the comments, leave 1-3 words that describe or reflect upon your experience of this practice (or just write “Completed”). Especially given the content of this week, please do what you need to take care of yourself, and reach out if you want to talk.